New in 2012~ Mentored Dye Tent

Dyeing fiber can be super casual or super duper scientific. One can spill

Kool-aid on their shirt with wonderful results, or one can earn a Master of

Science in Textile Chemistry, also with wonderful results. The Kool-aid is

relatively less expensive.


As part of the Fiber College line-up, please join textile artist, Ellen Mason,

on September 8 & 9 for a super casual version of dyeing. Here’s how it’ll go

down: Show up at the Drop in and Dye Tent during the Shopper’s Boulevard hours

(Sat 10:00 – 5:30, Sun 10:00 – 3:00), and bring with you a ‘don’t be scared’

attitude and maybe some unloved natural fiber stash from home. She’ll have

various yarns for sale if you already love your stash as-is.


There will be two types of dyes available for sale in sample size portions: ‘MX

Reactive’ dyes for plant fibers (cotton, linen, bamboo, hemp, rayon) and

‘WashFast Acid’ dyes for animal fibers (wool, silk, dog, angora, cashmere,

llama). There will be a simple set up and easy to follow directions so one can

get their feet wet, so to speak. And Ellen will be there to answer questions

and cheer you on. All dyes and dye assists will be in liquid form for ease and


2 thoughts on “New in 2012~ Mentored Dye Tent

  1. That’s the spirit! I plan to dye a bunch too. There are so many crockpots, steamers and dyepots on the basement floor it looks like we’re harboring refugees.

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